A shuttered bowling alley is the future home of Bicycling magazine and Runner’s World. Fortunately for this Lehigh Valley city, goals for the space go far beyond just producing the publications: the 20,000-square-foot HQ will boast multi-media studios, space for live events, and a storefront lab where the public can scope out the latest gear.
This mother of all makerspaces just keeps growing, and now they're set to expand again, moving into a massive space in the city's Kensington neighborhood. The membership organization provides tools, guidance and inspiration to a thriving community of crafters and hardware entrepreneurs.
The founder of Whole Wide World Toys spent years traveling the globe with her family before settling in Hershey and launching this innovative company. Their beautiful playsets prepare kids for a changing world, encouraging cultural literacy — priming them to study abroad, pursue cross-cultural job opportunities and seek out diverse communities.
Pittsburgh is a global hub for the autonomous vehicle industry, with a hotbed of study at Carnegie Mellon and a plethora of thriving startups — including one that received a $1 billion investment from Ford. Recent setbacks have made national news, but this PA city is still betting big on self-driving cars.
Inspired by the 1940 York Plan, an initiative that boosted manufacturing during World War II, the York Plan 2.0 is a rethinking of the city's economy around robotics and a 240,000-square-foot innovation district.
With a new name and a new goal, this longstanding Philadelphia institution is continuing its mission to promote sustainable design and construction, while spearheading an ambitious effort to foster a greener city by cutting energy, water use and emissions in half.
While many of the Commonwealth’s large tableware manufacturers have moved production overseas, a vibrant community of craftspeople remain committed to creating functional one-of-a-kind plates, bowls, mugs, vases and more, inspired by everything from Japanese design to traditional German redware. This holiday season, set your table with a piece of Pennsylvania.